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Fully functional Super-8 film projector made with Lego
posted May 16 2011 19:31.15 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Yes, its those Lego bricks again! This time, Friedemann Wachsmuth built a fully functional Super 8 movie projector using Lego Technic. The only non-Lego parts are the lens, the reel...

[Via: ohgizmo]    [Link: peaceman]
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Tags: crazy hack   lego   crazy designs   mechanical   games and fun   projector   creative   

This librarian works 24/7 and knows exactly where each book is
posted May 16 2011 19:20.24 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This is the new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago and it opened just today! It has an incredible automated sophisticated system to manipulate and store a...

[Link: University of Chicago]
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Tags: news   robot   book   mechanical   

What are the Krakatoa Tubes???
posted May 14 2011 20:15.34 by Giorgos Lazaridis

I had totally no idea about the Krakatoa Tubes. I mean, i do know the Krakatoa volcano in Indonesia, but Krakatoa tubes? Periodic Table Videos reveal this crazy story in their...

[Link: Periodic Table Videos]
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Tags: mechanical   explosion   crazy story   volcano   crazy designs   fire   pressure   revealed   history   

This is how to save a Porsche from a flood
posted May 10 2011 19:35.43 by Giorgos Lazaridis

When the Ohio River in Kentucky flooded, Bill Musselman (who lives there) found this ingenious way to save his prized 1992 Porsche American Roadster. So he and a friend lashed together...

[Via: Jalopnik]    [Link: Porsche Purist]
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Tags: mechanical   auto/moto   crazy photo/video   crazy designs   

The most awesome useless machine ever built
posted May 10 2011 19:27.54 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Herctrap sent me yesterday this video, and told me "watch it all, to the end". At first, it looked like a simple useless machine, like the ones i have post in older blog entries. But...

[Link: henchan00d]
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Tags: useless   electronic project   games and fun   mechanical   prank   creative   annoying   

The most powerful slingshot ever has some serious fire power
posted May 9 2011 20:12.41 by Giorgos Lazaridis

You probably remember Joerg Sprave from an older video presenting his machete slingshot. This guy has certainly an obsession with slingshots! After failing to make a deadly weapon...

[Link: JoergSprave]
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Tags: slingshot   knives/guns   mechanical   games and fun   creative   extreme   

What a brilliant machine with magnet balls!!!
posted May 8 2011 19:17.17 by Giorgos Lazaridis

When i saw this video, i thought that it was another boring marble machine, but i was wrong. This machine uses magnetic balls to run. The front side has a brilliant mechanical lever...

[Via: gizmodo]    [Link: djohnson16mindspring]
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Tags: physics   mechanical   magnetism   games and fun   

Watch how a sword was made back in the Bronze age
posted May 5 2011 20:41.53 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Eras ago, back when people used copper for their tools and weapons, bronze was the ultimate casting metal! Neil Oliver experiments with traditional methods of making a Bronze Age...

[Link: BBC]
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Tags: ancient   history   cast   how is made   discovery   mechanical   

Watch out! Here comes the walking table!
posted April 30 2011 20:07.24 by Giorgos Lazaridis

This is a completely crazy design, a surrealistic implementation of the table legs... And as legs offer to do, they must be able to walk! This is probably what Wouter Scheublin had...

[Link: wouterscheublin]
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Tags: mechanical   games and fun   crazy designs   hilarious   useless   bad idea   

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